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Rising 2-way standout Demorie Tate pledges to Florida State
With the summer months upon us, programs around the country will use the coming weeks as prime opportunities to host prospects on campus.
That window won’t be as large this summer thanks to a new dead period that kicks in from June 25-July 24.
Florida State began bringing in recruits over the weekend with a skills camp, and it had players from the 2019 cycle as well as future cycles on hand.
While coach Willie Taggart and his staff got the opportunity to watch players work up close, there was also time to do a little recruiting.
The weekend proved to be fruitful as the Seminoles added a commitment from 2020 Orlando (Fla.) Freedom athlete Demorie Tate.
— Demorie Tate (@DemorieTate) June 9, 2018
The Seminoles offered the 6-foot-2, 189-pound two-way standout in April. He made it to campus this weekend and worked out at corner and safety during the camp.
He flashed the type of range and physicality that the Seminoles have traditionally featured in the secondary.
Being that he has two full seasons of prep football to play, his eventual college position is still to be determined. However, he showed enough ability in front of the staff to become the third member of the Seminoles 2020 class.
Tate, who has yet to earn a rating from the major recruiting services, selected the Seminoles over offers from UCF and Florida Atlantic.
Big Ten power offers FSU DB pledge
The last commitment Florida State got in its 2019 class came nearly two months ago from 3-star Apopka (Fla.) Wekiva corner Renardo Green.
Green had visited Florida State for its annual spring game weekend. A few days later, the staff offered him and he committed instantly.
With pledges from 5-star West Palm Beach (Fla.) Palm Beach Central cornerback Akeem Dent and 4-star Madison (Fla.) Madison County corner Travis Jay, some fans and pundits may have questioned why the Seminoles took a third corner in a class with limited spots.
However, since that time, Green has proven himself to be a worthy addition to the class as he’s earned an invite to The Opening Finals that begin later in June.
It appears as if other schools are beginning to find out what the Seminoles discovered when they offered him. In May, Tennessee offered Green.
Over the weekend, Big Ten powerhouse Ohio State jumped into the mix with an offer to Green.
— Renardo Malcom Green (@nado2times) June 8, 2018
The 6-0, 170-pound in-state defender rates as the nation’s No. 34 corner and the No. 378 player overall in the 2019 cycle.
At this stage, Green is a firm commitment to the Seminoles. However, it remains to be seen whether he takes visits to other schools given the interest other big-time programs are showing.
Regardless, the Seminoles appear to have found a gem with Green, and the staff will do everything in its power to hold onto his commitment.
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